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April 10, 2015


Greetings! We hope you had a big and bold week! This week's top stories include a press release about a tobacco tax evasion indictment, a link to our Permits Online tutorial, and a list of the past week's top Distilled Spirits pages at TTB.gov/.


Kathryn Crabtree Farley, 46, of Halifax, Virginia, was indicted last week on charges including 22 counts of fraudulent refusal to pay or evasion of over $13,000,000 in federal excise tax on cigarettes, as well as seven counts of violating the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Virginia State Police, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

A copy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office press release may also be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Press inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's Office should be directed to Brian McGinn at 434-295-8672, or by email at Brian.McGinn@usdoj.gov/.


We are pleased to offer this Permits Online Tutorial (TTB G 2014-2) to help make using Permits Online a quick and easy process. Permits Online is our free, secure electronic system that allows you to apply for the type of permit, notification, or notice you need to start your TTB-regulated business, or amend your existing approvals.

Permits Online includes a number of integrated error-checking areas that can minimize many of the mistakes and possible questions that may pop up while filling out your application. Our online tutorial is the perfect supplement to the system, taking you step-by-step through the process of using Permits Online, from preparing and submitting your application to following the status of your application all the way to approval.

The tutorial branches into the different types of applications you may be submitting, too, and it outlines the mandatory documentation you will need, along with the documentation required for specific situations. We have even included screenshots of the Permits Online system, along with tips and some expanded explanations.

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